Chad Payne, Pastor

Chad Payne has been the Pastor at New Life Baptist Church since May of 2017.  He is originally from Habersham County, Georgia and has served four other churches in the North Georgia area before moving to South Georgia to serve the Lord at New Life. Chad has been in the ministry for 22 years and is passionate about God’s word and has a deep love for people. He is a graduate of Leavell Bible College of the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He  is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity Degree thru the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married to Julie, his wife of 22 years and they have one son, Austin.  Chad can be contacted via email at

Drew Yates, Minister to Students and Families

Marty Raspberry, Music Director

Mandy Ward, Children’s Ministry Coordinator